Past Events

  • [External Collaboration] Constructing Singapore...

    17 August 2017 (Thu) , 6:00-7:30PM
    At Yale-NUS Performance Hall
    Speaker(s): Dr Limin Hee

    In August 2017, Urban Studies at Yale-NUS and Centre for Liveable Cities  co-hosted a panel discussion on Public Space in Singapore that attracted almost 100 students and members of the public. The panel discussion was moderated by Prof Jane M. Jacobs and took as its starting point Dr Limin Hee’s 2017 book Constructing Singapore Public Space. Pa...

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  • [Workshop] Community Planning in China Workshop...

    23 June 2017 (Fri)
    At Yale-NUS College

    On June 23rd and 24th 2017, 20 international planning scholars gathered at Yale-NUS College for a workshop entitled “Community Planning in China.” Featuring nine original papers, the workshop explored emergent practices of planning and development in China’s urban and rural communities. Workshop participants discussed the constitution of communi...

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  • [Speaker Series] Connectography

    9 February 2017 (Thu) , 6-7PM
    At Elm Student Commons
    Speaker(s): Dr Parag Khanna

    Dr Parag Khanna, Senior Researcher Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, visited Yale-NUS to present ideas from his recent book Connectography. He discussed the emerging global network civilisation where connectivity redefines the map, and its implication on systems change for geopolitics, th...

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  • [Industry Outreach] PiD: Designing with People ...

    25 January 2017 (Wed) , 6-8PM
    At Elm Student Commons
    Speaker(s): Mizah Rahman

    Mizah Rahman, co-founder and director for Participate in Design (PiD), shared the firm’s work on participatory planning. While public places in Singapore have been traditionally designed, planned and managed by experts and public officers, PiD aims to create sustainable solutions by facilitating and realising shared visions within communit...

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  • [Exhibition] Cities of the Global South: Habita...

    17 October 2016 (Mon) , 6:00-7:30PM
    At Library Commons and Cafe Agora

    In tandem with the opening of the UN Habitat III Conference in Quito Ecuador, students from the Cities of the Global South class held a poster exhibition analyzing key dimensions and policy units associated with the Habitat III Conference and agenda, and potential policy solutions to address global urban challenges and futures. The exhibition wa...

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  • [Industry Outreach] Innovative Urban Solutions ...

    11 October 2016 (Tue) , 6:00-8:15PM
    At Elm Student Commons
    Speaker(s): Nina Yang

    As part of an industry-focused series, Chief Operating Officer of Singbridge Corporate Pte Ltd Mrs Nina Yang spoke about innovative urban solutions in city development. She currently oversees Singbridge’s investments in urban projects including Guangzhou Knowledge City, Sino-Singapore Chengdu Innovation Park, and Sino-Tianjin Eco-City. In additi...

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  • [External Collaboration] Future Cities Laborato...

    14 September 2016 (Wed) , 4.00-5.30pm
    At Yale-NUS Performance Hall
    Speaker(s): Timothy Morton

    Yale-NUS College hosted the first keynote address of the 2016 FCL Annual Conference. Professor Timothy Morton of Rice University delivered a talk entitled “Where Are All the Megacities?” in which he introduced his ontological theory of “hyperobjects”. Prof. Nick Smith served as respondent, applying Morton’s remarks to the study of urbanisa...

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  • [Guest Lecture] Cognitive Maps of U-Town and wh...

    14 September 2016 (Wed) , 6:00-8:00PM
    At Lecture Theater 1

    Students of Yale-NUS were joined by 21 students from the Masters of Urban Planning Programme in NUS to learn about graduate programmes and research practices. Both groups of students then engaged in a cognitive mapping exercise of U-Town. This was followed by a discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of this mapping technique, as well...

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  • [Speaker Series] SubUrbanisms

    15 April 2016 (Fri) , 6:30pm-8pm
    At Saga Lecture Theatre 1
    Speaker(s): Stephen Fan

    The expansion of the gaming industry has created new forms of urbanization throughout the world. In the United States, casinos now draw concentrated flows of capital, goods, and people into the urban periphery throughout the country. In regions with existing Asian populations, these flows of casino patrons and workers have also brought recent Ch...

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  • [Speaker Series] Film Screening of 03-Flats and...

    10 March 2016 (Thu) , 6:15-8:30pm
    At Saga Lecture Theatre 1
    Speaker(s): Lilian Chee

    Singapore’s public housing programme—an inclusive space that prioritizes families and intergenerational living—is arguably the most successful in the world. Amidst this backdrop, 03-FLATS follows the domestic experiences of three single women who are at different stages of their lives. Looking from within each flat, the film moves between the wo...

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